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Details and Numbers
The following list of massacres
is by no means exclusive, but they reflect the nature of the Zionist occupation
of Palestine and Lebanon and show that massacres and expulsions were not
aberrations that happen in any war, but organized atrocities with only
one aim, that is to have a Zionist state which is 'goyim rein'.
The King David Hotel explosion
of July 22, 1946 (Palestine), which resulted in the deaths of 92 Britons,
Arabs and Jews, and in the wounding of 58, was not just an act of “Jewish
extremists,” but a premeditated massacre conducted by the Irgun in agreement
with the highest Jewish political authorities in Palestine-- the Jewish
Agency and its head David-Ben-Gurion.
The following is a statement
made in the House of Commons by then British Prime Minister Clement Attlee:
The Chief Secretary for the
Government of Palestine, Sir John Shaw, declared in a broadcast: “As head
of the Secretariat, the majority of the dead and wounded were my own staff,
many of whom I have known personally for eleven years. They are more than
official colleagues. British, Arabs, Jews, Greeks, Armenians; senior officers,
police, my orderly, my chauffeur, messengers, guards, men and
“No man could wish to be served by a more industrious, loyal and honest group of ordinary decent people. Their only crime was their devoted, unselfish and impartial service to Palestine and its people. For this they have been rewarded by cold-blooded mass murder.”
Although members of the Irgun Z’vai Leumi took responsibility for this crime, yet they also made it public later that they obtained the consent and approval of the Haganah Command, and it follows, that of the Jewish Agency.
The King David Hotel massacre shocked
the conscience of the civilizedworld. On July 23, Anthony Eden, leader
of the British opposition Conservative
The Massacre at Baldat al-Shaikh:
January 30-31, 1947(Palestine) :
This massacre took place following an argument which broke out between
Palestinian workers and Zionists in the Haifa Petroleum Refinery, leading
to the deaths of a number of Palestinians and wounding and killing approximately
sixty Zionists. A large number of the Palestinian Arab workers were living
in Baldat al-Shaikh and Hawasa, located in the southeast of Haifa. Consequently,
the Zionists planned to take revenge on behalf of fellow Zionists who had
been killed in the refinery by attacking Baldat al-Shaikh and Hawasa.1
YEHIDA MASSACRE:13 December 1947(Palestine) : men of the Arab village of Yehiday (near Petah Tekva, the first Zionist settlement to be established) met at the local coffee house when they saw a British Army patrol enter the village, they were reassured espeically that Jewish terrorists had murdered 12 Palestinians the previous day. The four cars stopped in front of the cafe house and out stepped men dressed in khaki uniforms and steel helmets. However, it soon became apparent that they had not come to protect the villagers. With machine guns they sprayed bullets into the crowd gathered in the coffee house. Some of the invaders placed bombs next to Arab homes while other disguised terrorists tossed grenades at civilians. For a while it seemed as if the villagers would be annihilated but soon a real British patrol arrived to foil the well organized killing raid. The death toll of 7 Arab civilans could have been much higher. Earlier the same day 6 Arabs were killed and 23 wounded when home made bombs were tossed at a crowd of Arabs standing near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. In Jaffa another bomb killed six more Arabs and injured 40.
KHISAS MASSACRE:18 December 1947(Palestine) : Two carloads of Haganah terrorists drove through the village of Khisas (on the Lebanese Syrian border) firing machine guns and throwing grenades. 10 Arab civilians were killed in the raid.
QAZAZA MASSACRE:19 December 1947(Palestine) : 5 Arab children were murdered when Jewish terrorists blew up the house of the village Mukhtar.
The Semiramis Hotel Massacre:
5/7/1948(Palestine): The Jewish
Agency escalated their terror campaign against Palestinian Arabs.
9/4/1948(Palestine): The forces
of the Zionist gangs Tsel, Irgun and Hagana, fitted out with the Zionist
terrorist strategy of killing civilians in order to achieve their aspirations,
began stealing into the village on the night of April 9, 1948. Their
purpose was to uproot the Palestinian people from their land by coming
upon the inhabitants of the village
A woman who survived the massacre
by the name of Halima Id describes what happened
to her sister. She says, "I saw a soldier grabbing my sister, Saliha
al-Halabi, who was nine months pregnant.
He pointed a machine gun at her neck, then
emptied its contents into her body. Then he turned into a butcher, and
grabbed a knife and ripped
open her stomach to take out the slaughtered child with his
NASER AL-DIN MASSACRE:13-14 April 1948(Palestine) : a contingent of Lehi and Irgon entered this village (near Tiberias) entered the village on the night of 13 April dressed as Arab fighters. Upon their entrance to the village the people went out to greet them, the terrorists met them with fire, killing every single one of them. Only 40 people survived. All the houses of the village were raised to the ground.
Abu Shusha Massacre
THE TANTURA MASSACRE:
May 15, 1948 (Palestine): "From testimonies and information I got from Jewish and Arab witnesses and from soldiers who were there, at least 200 people from the village of Tantura were killed by Israeli troops...
"From the numbers, this is definitely one of the biggest massacres," Teddy Katz an Israeli historian said Tantura, near Haifa in northern Palestine, had 1,500 residents at the time. It was later demolished to make way for a parking lot for a nearby beach and the Nahsholim kibbutz, or cooperative farm.
Fawzi Tanji, now 73 and a refugee at a camp in the West Bank, is from
Tantura he said:
Katz said other Palestinians were killed inside their homes and in other parts of the village. At one point, he said, soldiers shot at anything that moved.
THE DAHMASH MOSQUE MASSACRE:11 July 1948 (Palestine): after the Israeli 89th Commando Battalion lead by Moshe Dayan occupied Lydda, the Israelis told Arabs through loudspeakers that if they went into a certain mosque they would be safe. In retaliation for a hand grenade attack after the surrender that killed several Israeli soldiers, 80-100 Palestinians were massacred in the mosque, their bodies lay decomposing for 10 days in the mid-summer heat. The mosque still stands abandoned today. This massacre spread fear and panic among the Arab population of Lydda and Ramle, who were then ordered to march out of these towns after they were stripped of all personal belonging by Israeli soldiers. Yetzak Rabin, Brigade Commander then says: - There was no way of avoiding the use of force and warning shots in order to make the inhabitants march ten to fifteen miles to the point where they met up with the legion-. Most of the 60,000 inhabitants of Lyda and Ramble came to refugee camps near Ramallah, around 350 lost their lives on the way through dehydration and son stroke. Many survived by drinking their own urine. The conditions in the refugee camps were to claim more lives.
DAWAYMA MASSACRE:On October 29 Palestine): the Israeli army brutally massacred about 100 women and children, precipitating a massive flight of people from that village on the western side of the Hebron mountains. Mr. Walid Khalidi, author of All That Remains, says that the Palestinian inhabitants at Dawayma faced one of the larger Israel massacres, though today it is among the least well-known.
The following are excerpts
of a description of the massacre published in the
The children they killed by
breaking their heads with sticks. There was not a house
A former mukhtar (head of a village) of Dawayma interviewed in 1984 by the Israeli daily Hadashot, also quoted by Mr. Khalidi, offered another description:
The people fled, and everyone
they saw in the houses, they shot and killed. They
About 35 families had been
hiding in caves outside Dawayma, according to the
26/10/1948 (Lebanon) :Houla is located in southern Lebanon, only a few kilometers from the Israeli border. When Arab volunteers gathered to liberate Palestine from "Israeli" occupation, they established their headquarters in Houla, on hills overlooking Palestine. The force was successful in fending off major attacks on Lebanese villages, but the fighters suddenly withdrew on October 26, 1948." "Jewish militants attacked the town to avenge the residents' support of Arab resistance forces. On October 31, Jewish militants dressed in traditional Arab attire entered the border village. Residents gathered to cheer the men, thinking Arab volunteer fighters had returned. They were wrong. The militants rounded up 85 people and detained them in a number of houses, firing live ammunition at the civilians and killing all but three. That was not enough. Jewish militants blew up the houses with dead corpses inside. They confiscated property and livestock. The three who survived the massacre, of whom one is still alive, and other town residents fled to Beirut. Following the armistice agreement between Lebanon and "Israel" in 1949, village residents returned to find their houses in rubbles and their farms burnt. Houla remains under Israeli occupation today, and has suffered the brunt of "Israeli" animosity towards Lebanon. Only 1,200 out of 12,000 people remain in the village. The Houla massacre was one of a series of massacres committed by "Israel" against Lebanese civilians.
1948 (Lebanon) : After forcing the population together in the mosque of the village, the occupation forces ordered then to face the wall, then started shooting them from behind until the mosque was turned into bloodbath, 105 person were mrytyred.
SHARAFAT MASSACRE:7 Febraury 1951(Palestine): Israeli soldiers corssed the armistice line to this village (5Km from Jerusalem) and blew up the houses of the Mukhtar and his neighbors. 10 were killed (2 elderly men,raeli soldiers corssed the armistice line to this village (5Km from Jerusalem) and blew up the houses of the Mukhtar and his neighbors. 10 were killed (2 elderly men, 3 woemen and 5 children) and 8 were wounded.
The Massacre at Qibya:
14-15/10/1953 (Palestine): On the
night of October 14-15, 1953 , this village was the object of a brutal
"Israeli" attack which was carried out by units from the regular army as
part of a pre-meditated plan and in which a variety of weapon types
were used. On the
KAFR QASEM MASSACRE:On October 29, 1956 (Palestine): the day on which Israel launched its assault on Egypt , units of Israel Frontier guards started at 4:00 PM what they called a tour of the Triangle Villages. They told the Mukhtars (Aldermen) of those villages that the curfew from that day onwards was to start from 5:00 PM instead of the usual 6:00 PM, and that the inhabitants are requested to stay home. The Mukhtar (Alderman) protested that there were about 400 villagers working outside the village and there was not enough time to inform them of the new times. An officer assured him that they will be taken care of.
Meanwhile, the officers positioned
themselves at the village entrance. At about 4.55 PM, unaware of
the ambush awaiting them, the innocent farmers started flocking in after
a hard day of work. The Israeli soldiers started stepping out of their
military trucks and ordered the villagers to line up. Then the officer
in charge screamed "REAP THEM," and the soldiers
The government of Israel took great
pains to hide the truth, but after the investigation was concluded, Ben
Gurion, the Israeli Prime Minister, announced that some people in the Triangle
had been injured by thefrontier guards. The press also was part of the
conspiracy to cover up the incident. The Hebrew press wrote about a "mistake?"
and a "misfortune" , when it mentioned the victims, and it was difficult
to tell whom it meant.
Khan Yunis Massacre:
3/11/1956 (Palestine): Another massacre
is committed on November 3, 1956 when the Israelis occupy the town of Khan
Yunis and the adjacent refugee camp. The Israelis claim that there
After the Israelis withdrew from
Gaza under American pressure, a mass grave
The Massacre in Gaza City:
5/4/1956 (Palestine): On
the evening of Thursday, April 5, 1956, Zionist occupation forces fired
20-mm mortar artillery on the city of Gaza. The shelling was concentrated
against the city center, which was teaming with civilians going about
their day-to-day affairs.29 Most of the shelling was directed against
Mukhtar Street, Palestine Square and nearby streets, as well as the Shuja'iyya
district.30 As a result of this terrorist massacre carried out by gangs
belonging to the Zionist Army against the Palestinian people, 56 people
were killed and 103 were injured, the victims including men, women and
children. Some of the wounded died subsequently, bringing the death toll
AL-SAMMOU' MASSACRE:13 November 1966(Palestine): Israeli forces raided this village, destroyed 125 houses, the village clinic and school as well as 15 houses in a neighbouring village. 18 people were killed and 54 wounded.
1975 (Lebanon) :The 1sraelis perpetrated this massacre starting with a booby-trapped bomb. Then Israeli's detained three brothers, and killed them. They threw Their bodies on the road. 9 cicvlians were killed, 23 were wounded.
15/10/1975(Lebanon): An Israeli tank deliberately ran over a car carrying
Hanin Massacre :
16/10/1976(Lebanon): After a two- month siege and hours of shelling, the occupation forces stormed the village and turned it into a bloodbath. 20 perosn were mrtyred.
Bint Jbeil Massacre :
21/10/1976(Lebanon):The crowded market was the target of a sudden barrage of Israeli bombs, slaughtering a lot of people. 23 were killed, 30 were wonded.
Abbasieh Massacre :
17/3/1978 (Lebanon): During the invasion of 1978, the Israeli warplanes
Adloun Massacre :
17/3/1978 (Lebanon): At Adloun on march 17, two cars carrying 8 passengers came under Israeli fire while they were on their way to Beirut. One passenger only escaped death.
Saida Massacre :
4/4/1981 (Lebanon) :One of Saida’s residential areas was targeted by the Israeli artillery which resulted in killing of many civilians and damaging to many buildings.20 perosn were kiled, 30 were wounded.
Fakhani Massacre :
17/7/1981 (Lebanon):A horrible massacre took place when Israeli warplanes raided a crowded residential area using the most developed weapons killing and wounding many citizens. 150 perosn were killed, 600 were wounded.
Beirut Massacre :
17/7/1981 (Lebanon)Israeli warplanes staged several raids on many parts
of Beirut, Ouzai, Ramlet Al baida, fakhani, chatila and the area of the
Arab University, killing many citizens. 150 person were killed, 600
The Massacre at the Sabra and Shatila Camps:
A number of events led to
the decision of an extremist terrorist group of the Lebanese kata'ib forces
and forces belonging to the Zionist Army to carry out massacres against
the Palestinians. From the beginning of the Zionist invasion of Lebanon,
the Zionists and their agents were working toward being able to extirpate
the Palestinian presence in Lebanon. This may be seen from a number of
massacres of which the world heard only little, carried out by Israeli
forces and militias under their command in the Palestinian camps in south
Lebanon (al-Rushaidiya, 'Ayn al-Hilu, al-Miya Miya, and others).32
This massacre was thus the outcome of a long mathematical calculation.
It was carried out by groups of
Jibsheet Massacre :
27/3/1984(Lebanon): The occupation forcers’ tanks and helicopters fired at a crowded people killing many civilians. 7 perosns were martyred, 10 were wounded.
Sohmor Massacre :
19/9/1984 (Lebanon): The occupation forces stormed the town with tanks,
Seer Al Garbiah Massacre :
23/3/1985 (Lebanon): The massacre took place at Al- Husseinieh building where people took shelter from the shelling of the Israeli soldiers who stormed the town with a huge number of military vehicles.7 persons were martyred.
5/3/1985(Lebanon): The occupation forces planted an explosive device in the Husseinieh building of the town .It was detonated during the distribution of aid to the citizens who lost their lives. 15 perosns were killed.
Zrariah Massacre :
11/3/1985(Lebanon): Following heavy shelling the occupation forces stormed the town with about 100 vehicles and perpetrated a butchery, killing children, women and the elderly. 22 civlians were slaughtred.
Homeen Al-Tahta Massacre :
21/3/1985(Lebanon): After attacking the village with 140 army vehicles, the occupation forces ordered the inhabitants to gather at the school of the village. They then destroyed it over their heads. 20 incoent person were martyred.
Jibaa Massacre :
30/3/1985(Lebanon): A huge enemy force attacked the town and put it under siege, .When some people tried to escape the siege, the enemy soldiers fired at them, killing and wounding a lot of them. 5 perosn were killed, 5 were wounded.
Yohmor Massacre :
13/4/1985 (Lebanon): At one O’clock in the morning, an Israeli armored force entered the town using civilian cars and opened fire at the houses which resulted in the killing of 10 people, among them a family of six people.
Tiri massacre :
Al-Naher Al-Bared Massacre (Palestinian camp):
11/12/1986(Lebanon): The Israeli warplanes raided this Palestinian refugee camp killing many of the refugees. 20 person were killed , 22 were wounded.
Ain Al-Hillwee Massacre(Palestinian Camp) :
5/9/1987(Lebanon): The enemy jet fighters launched two raids killing 31 and wounding 41 others. The refugees were hit by a thin raid while they were evacuating
casualties, 34 more being killed.
OYON QARA MASSACRE:
20 May 1990, an Israeli soldier lined up Palestinian labors and murdered seven of them with a sub-machine gun. 13 Palesinians were killed by Israeli forces in subsequent demonstrations at the massacre.
AL-AQSA MOSQUE MASSACRE:
October 8, 1990:
As an extension of the Zionist
policy based upon exercising control over the city of
Jerusalem and emptying it of its [Arab] residents by various and sundry
means, such as
Zionist terrorism and shedding the blood of the Palestinian people - a
policy which Zionists
have acted upon on numerous occasions - Zionist authorities
undertook on Monday, October 8, 1990 to carry out this heinous massacre
They also closed the doors of the mosque itself and forbid Jerusalem residents to go in. However, thousands had already gathered inside the mosque before this time in response to calls from the imam of the mosque and the Islamic movement to protect the mosque and to prevent the "Temple Trustees" from storming it and perhaps even imposing Jewish control over it.44 When the Muslim worshippers began resisting the Zionist group to prevent them from placing the "foundation stone" for their so-called temple, Zionist occupation forces began carrying out the massacre, using all the weapons at their disposal: poison gas bombs, automatic weapons, military helicopters, etc. The soldiers,
[Israeli] intelligence men
and Jewish settlers resorted to firing live ammunition in the
form of a continuous spray of machine-gun fire which came from all directions
and in a well planned
and coordinated fashion. The result was that thousands of Palestinian
worshippers of various ages and nationalities found themselves in a mass
death trap. Twenty-three
Palestinians were killed, and 850 others were wounded to varying
degrees.45 The Israeli soldiers began firing at 10:30 a.m. and stopped
35 minutes later.
They opened fire on the Palestinian worshippers randomly and in cold blood.
THE IBRAHIMI MOSQUE MASSACRE:February 25, 1994 (Palestine):
While worshippers in the Ibrahimi Mosque in the city of Hebron were kneeling and
prostrating before God, turning their faces toward the sacred house of God in the
Friday dawn prayer on February 25, 1994, showers of treacherous Zionist bullets
began raining down on them from all directions, felling more than 350 peaceable
worshippers, some of whom were killed, and others wounded. And thus began the
second chapter of this terrorist massacre at the hands of terrorist settler Baroukh
Goldstein and his helpers. As for the first chapter, it had begun at the hour for the
final evening prayer on Thursday, at which time Jewish settlers and soldiers
prevented Muslim worshippers from entering the sacred masque to perform the
evening prayer under the pretext that this was the day of their "Boleme" feast.
Terrorist settlers gathered in the outer courtyards of the mosque and began setting
off fireworks in the direction of the worshippers. Some time after this, the occupation
forces allowed them to go inside the mosque itself in groups. At 10:00 p.m. the
Muslim worshippers were asked to leave the mosque, and Zionist occupation
soldiers began beating many of them as they left.
Hatim Qufaysha, a witness of the Zionist crime, says, "At 5:20 a.m. today everyone
was standing up [in the mosque]. As I took off my shoes, I saw an old man wearing
military clothes who was running along carrying a huge weapon loaded with
ammunition. I was surprised to see him come into the mosque during the prayer. He
opened fire, and I ran away and asked the soldier who guards the area to intervene.
But all he did was beat me up, then I left the mosque area.52
Eye witnesses who survived the massacre say, "We heard the sound of a muffled
explosion. It was followed by the whiz of bullets passing over the heads of the
worshippers." Talal Abu Sunayna, who was shot in both shoulders, adds, "I saw a
settler hiding behind one of the pillars in the mosque' as he fired on the worshippers
with his rifle. Another [Jewish] settler stood beside him loading a second rifle so that
it would be ready to go to work next."53 Muhammad Sari, one of the worshippers
present at the time of the massacre, states, "People are used to attending the dawn
prayer on Fridays in large numbers." He estimated the number of worshippers
present that morning at about 500. Then he added, "the muezzin announced the
beginning of the prayer, so we knelt and made the first prostration. Then all of a
sudden we heard the sound of heavy gun fire coming from behind us. When I turned
around in the direction of the sound, I saw a soldier in full uniform. He had put ear
pieces in his ears, and he was holding a rapid-firing machine gun and firing in the
direction of the worshippers."54 Sari was wounded in both legs when he tried to
stand up. A number of young men were able to get over to where the attacker was
and to protect others in the mosque with their bodies. And within moments Goldstein
had been brought to the ground by the young men.55 But due to the heavy gun fire,
the mosque had turned into something on the order of a slaughterhouse, filled with
pools of blood. Muhammad Sulayman Abu Salih, a custodian at the Abrahamic
mosque, describes the terrifying sight inside the mosque saying, "The terrorist was
trying to kill as many people as possible. The corpses were scattered all over,
spattering the floor of the mosque with blood. Worshippers who had been prostrate
tried to flee in terror, and some of them fell on the floor." Then he adds, "I shouted at
the top of my lungs to the soldiers to come and stop him, but all they did was run
away. The armed man reloaded his rifle at least once and killed at least seven
people at one time, the contents of their skulls scattering all over the floor. He kept on
shooting for ten minutes, and the army didn't step in until the massacre was over."
Sheikh Ibrahim Abdeen, the imam of the mosque, says that the bullets were coming
from several places, that it was a true blood bath. The Israeli soldiers' reaction was
very slow; they actually delayed the arrival of the ambulances.57 Nor did this terrorist
massacre stop with the killing of Goldstein. When the shooting stopped, the soldiers
came pouring into the mosque. According to witnesses of the massacre, the
soldiers, together with a number of Jewish settlers, opened fire on those who had
gathered around Goldstein, and not one of them survived. And thus occurred the
second massacre. Then outside the mosque, the soldiers opened fire on the
ambulance which had arrived at the mosque to treat the wounded; thus occurred the
third massacre, which itself did not stop there, since the soldiers pursued the
wounded and those seeking to treat them as far as the doors of the hospitals, where
they proceeded to kill even more. Other forces pursued their victims' funeral
processions as far as the cemetery gates, where they killed still more. Hence, this
heinous massacre carried out against worshippers at the Ibrahimi Mosque led to
more than 24 deaths and injured hundreds of others.
THE JABALIA MASSACRE:28 March 1994, A Jewish undercover police opened fire on Palestinian activists brutally killing 6 and injuring 49. Some of the wounded activists were taken out of their cars and shot in their heads to death.
15/4/1994(Lebanon): After blockading the town, armed men entered and ordered the people to gather at the town's square, where they were assaulted. Then, they took the men and women to the detention camp. Later on they stormed, the district of the town, and killed whomever they saw. 2 perosns were l\killed, 6 were wounded.
ERETZ CHECKPOINT MASSACRE:17 July 1994, Palestinian sources reported that the occupation forces had committed Sunday morning a disgusting massacre against Palestinian workers at Eretz checkpoint. Eyewitnesses and Israeli sources reported that 11 Palestinians have been shot dead and 200 injured. Israeli sources also reported that 21 Israeli soldiers including 1 settler were injured. Two soldiers were shot by bullets, one died. As reported by Palestinian and Israeli sources, the scene was described as a war zone which lasted for 6 hours. Four Israeli tanks and helicopters were brought by the occupation forces, while a number of settlers were taking part in firing at Palestinians. Protests had spread all over the Occupied Territories. In Gaza, Palestinians raised black flags and called for revenge. In Ramallah, shops closed while several clashes were reported. Several clashes were reported at Hebron University yesterday, and today two Palestinians were shot in Hebron.
The Israeli warplanes fired a "vacuum" missile at a two- story building,in Deir Al-Zahranee which was destroyed over the heads of the inhabitants. 8 people were killed , 17 wee injured.
Nabatiyeh (school bus) Massacre:
The Israeli warplanes targeted school bus ful of puiples 4 childs were killed,10(child) Injured.
The Sohmor Second Massacre :
The Israeli artillery targeted a civilian car carrying eight passengers, killing all of them .
On 13 April 1996, at about 1:30 P.M., an IDF helicopter fired rockets at a vehicle carrying thirteen civilians fleeing the village of al-Mansuri, killing two women and four young girls. The vehicle was a Volvo station wagon with a blue flooding light, a red crescent painted on the hood and the word “ambulance” written in Arabic. Reporters at the scene filmed the incident. The film footage shows, and testimony of UN soldiers who arrived immediately after the car was hit corroborate, that there were no weapons or any other type of military equipment in the car, only some food and clothes. Amnesty’s investigation revealed that none of the passengers were connected to Hizbullah.
18 April 1996, Eleven persons were killed and ten injured in an IDF air attack on a house in Nabatiyya al-Faqwah, some three kilometers north of Nabatiyya, in South Lebanon. Eight of those killed were from one family: a mother and her seven children, including a four-day-old baby. Around 6:30 a.m., IDF helicopters fired rockets at three buildings in the village, demolishing one totally and severely damaging the other two. Lebanese families were living in the buildings. The IDF Spokesperson claimed that the helicopters fired at the building in which the eleven were killed because Hizbullah was hiding there after firing the mortars. Investigations conducted by Amnesty and HRW did not confirm this contention The IDF's statement ignored the fact that the IDF fired at two other buildings during the same attack. Back to top
Qana Massacre :
18 April 1996, The "ethnic cleansing" operations carried out by the Zionist terrorist army have
encompassed not only Palestinian civilians, but Lebanese civilians in south Lebanon
In an attempt to break the power of the Lebanese Hizbollah organization, Zionist
forces undertook a military operation against south Lebanon. This operation was
likewise based upon the Zionist mentality, supportive as it is of blood-letting and
terrorism and based upon the belief that "exercising pressure against Lebanese
citizens . . . will lead in practical terms to comprehensive, overall pressure on account
of which the Hizbollah organization will be obliged to adhere to a ceasefire."59 Given
this reasoning, the Zionist forces bombed the shelter which was providing refuge to
approximately five hundred Lebanese, most of whom were children, elderly and
women who had been forced out of their homes by Israeli raids on their villages, and
who had been unable to get to Beirut. This bombing led to the deaths of 109
Lebanese civilians and seriously wounded 116 others. During the attack, Israeli
forces used between 5 and 6 advanced bombs designed to explode above their
target in order to cause the largest possible number of casualties. Moreover,
international investigations confirmed that the Israeli forces had deliberately targeted
Ali, one of those wounded in the attack, says, "I fled in the morning with two friends
and went for refuge to the emergency forces in Qana. I had my wife and my four
children with me. They led us into a shelter where there were about fifty people. Then
suddenly the sound of bombing rang out. A first shell, then a second fell near the
shelter, and as we were trying to get out, another shell hit the shelter directly. I don't
know what happened to my wife and children."61 Fadi Jabir weeps as he talks about
things he saw after the Israeli bombs fell on those who had left their homes to come
to the base for the UN Fayjiya peace-keeping forces. He says, "I heard people
shouting 'Allahu akbar!', and a woman fell down unconscious. I reached out to get an
idea what had happened to her, and her brain fell into my hand."62 As for Sa'd Allah
Balhas, who was wounded by a piece of shrapnel in the Zionist massacre, he says,
"In one second I lost everything: my children, 14 of my grandchildren, and my wife. I
don't want to live anymore. Tell the doctors to let me die."63
Janta Massacre :
Israeli warplanes waited for the children to come home from the field to embrace their mother when they carried out this savage attack. Mother and her 6 children
24 Of June 1999 Massacres
In an interview with the "kolhaer" magazine, five Israeli soldiers said
that the artillery commander had said to his soldiers "We are skilled marksmen.
Anyhow, there are millions of Arabs... It's their problem. Whether Arabs
become one more or less is just the same...We have accomplished our duty.
Western Bekaa villages Massacre:
The Israeli warplanes dropped bombs on he children who were celebrating the “eid” festival, killing eight children and wounding 11 others.
These are just some of the massacres committed against the Palestinians and Lebanese by the Zionists. If the raids on southern Lebanon old and new were to be taken into account the true magnitude of Zionist crimes against humanity could start to emerge. If one were to go into the gruesome details of the atrocities committed in 1948 the -mopping up operations -, the deliberate humiliation and massacres of Arabs and the desecration of the holy places of both Muslim and Christian as well as the looting of these holy places and personal property by the Israeli army and settlers; one might just start to appreciate what Zionism is all about.
IT IS WRITTEN IN TORAH:
"Destroy all of the land; beat down their pillars and break their statues and waste all of their high places, cleansing the land and dwelling in it, for I have given it to you for a possession" Numbers 33:52,53
they utterly destroyed all that was in the city both men and women, young
and old and ox and sheep and ass with the edge of the sword."
1. The Palestinian Encyclopedia, Part I, op. cit., p. 413, paraphrased.